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PICAIS Event Funding

On this page we provide information about events at the University of Passau that are supported by the PICAIS as part of the PICAIS event funding program.

In the winter semester 2023/24

Workshop: Platformization, Forms of Authoritarianism, and the Future of Democracy: Perspectives from the Global South

February 01 - February 03, 2024

The workshop "Platformization, Forms of Authoritarianism, and the Future of Democracy: Perspectives from the Global South" took place from 01 - 03 February at the University of Passau and marked the start of a three-year research project funded by the Gerda Henkel Foundation. The workshop - additionally funded by PICAIS - was organized by the Chair of Development Politics at the University of Passau and brought together scholars from different disciplines to explore how the growing influence of platform-based economies is changing the political landscape, particularly in the Global South, and potentially paving the way for authoritarian shifts that challenge the development of democracy.

Organizers: Prof. Dr. Wolfram Schaffar, Dr. Fathima Nizaruddin, Dr. Gustavo Robles & Dr. Ülker Sözen

Building Cyber Resilience Together: A German-Ukrainian Round Table

November 30 - December 1 2023

The German-Ukrainian Round Table taking place on the Global Information Protection Day brings together experts, researchers, and professionals form various fields to exchange knowledge, insights, and ideas on how to enhance online safety in today's rapidly evolving technological landscape and discuss digital security challenges and solutions.

Organisers: Prof. Dr. Oksana Kiriiak, Private Law Department, Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University Ukraine & Prof. Dr. Meinhard Schröder, Chair of Public Law, European Law and IT Law

In the next semesters

Passau Summer School for Applied Ethics (PASSAE) 2024 

#Kant: Digitalization – Europe – Sustainability

September 2 - 6, 2024

Past Events

À la recherche d’une patrie européenne: cent ans de représentation de l’Europe dans la revue Europe

November 10-11 2023

In Search of the European Homeland: One Hundred Years of Images of Europe in Europe, revue littéraire mensuelle

One hundred years ago, Europe, revue littéraire mensuelle was founded in Paris and still exists today. Taking this anniversary as an occasion, the international conference would like to explore the question of which images and visions of Europe have been presented by the magazine's contributors from its beginnings to the present day.

The international conference at the interface between literary studies, cultural studies, political science, sociology, and journalism brings together scholars from different European countries and Canada in Passau. It is the second academic conference to make the Revue Europe the central object of research and thus also opens up new research topics.

Organiser: Prof. Dr. Marina Ortrud Hertrampf, Professorship of Romance Literature and Culture with a focus on France

German-Taiwanese Symposium: “Staat und Krise”

September 18 - 19, 2023

The 6th German-Taiwanese Symposium on Public Law will be held in Passau in September 2023.

This year’s topic is “Staat und Krise”.
11 professors of public law from all over Germany and Taiwan will meet to discuss current challenges and possible responses in different crisis scenarios and to compare legal solutions, not only between Taiwan and Germany, but also between different sectors of public law. The symposium will comprise presentations of 30 minutes by each participant and several rounds of discussion.

Organiser: Prof. Dr. Meinhard Schröder (Chair of Public Law, European Law and IT Law)

Symposium: A Critical Race Perspective on U.S. Welfare Regimes

June 28, 2023

The interdisciplinary symposium seeks to establish a critical race and intersectional perspective on the U.S. welfare state.

Applying a CRT approach shifts the traditional debate from how immigrants are incorporated into the host society to questions of how immigrants and their communities are racialized and thus incorporated into a racialized society that determines access and eligibility to welfare benefits.
It thus presents a novel way of looking at how racism works in the presumably race-neutral institution “welfare state” and allows scrutinizing another side of the long-lasting effects of racism.

Three lectures serve as impulses for the following interactive workshop. The workshop will conclude with an interdisciplinary panel discussion.

Organiser: Research Project "Welfare Queens" and "Losers": a Critical Race and Intersectional Perspective on the U.S. American Welfare State | Professorship for American Studies/Cultural and Media Studies

International Conference on Shumona Sinha’s Oeuvre in the presence of the author

July 27 - 29, 2023


The first international conference on Shumona Sinha’s oeuvre takes place in the presence of the author in French and brings together researchers from four continents and ten different countries at the University of Passau.

It includes presentations, public readings and discussions around the ouevre of the contemporary woman writer, on the topics of (female) migration, womanhood and feminism, depictions of refugees and exiles, and memory, geographical and narrative spaces, as well as teaching and translating. By questioning the link between migration literature and politics, as well as the meaning of being a woman author writing across continents, Sinha’s novels create new ways of thinking about the spaces and identities that constitute our world.

A collective volume of the conference will be published in 2024.

Organiser: PICAIS-Fellow Dr. Diana Mistreanu & Prof. Dr. Marina Ortrud Hertrampf (Professorship of Romance Literature and Culture with a focus on France)

Is Palm Oil Production sustainable? - Insights from Indonesia

Ein PICAIS-Symposium auf Englisch.

29 September 2022
15:30-17:30 Uhr

HS 12 IM,
Innstrasse 33,
94032 Passau
Universität Passau

Referierende: Matin Qaim (Universität Bonn and ZEF) und Herman Waibel (Universität Hanover)
Diskussion mit Siti Amanah, IPB University, Bogor, Indonesien
Event Moderation: Michael Grimm

Mehr Informationen finden Sie hier.

Bitte registrieren Sie sich bis zum 27. September 2022 über E-Mail mit Angabe Ihres Namens und Ihres Fachbereichs (falls vorhanden) unter: DevEcon@uni-passau.de

Dieses Symposium ist Teil eines zweitägigen Workshops, der vom PICAIS und mit Unterstützung des Neuburger Gesprächskreises finanziert wird und sich mit Interventionen und Instrumenten zur Verbesserung nachhaltiger landwirtschaftlicher Praktiken in Indonesien und darüber hinaus befasst. Die Referierenden kommen aus verschiedenen indonesischen Institutionen und mehreren deutschen Universitäten und Instituten.

Das Digitale Forschungsmagazin der Universität Passau hat einen Artikel zu diesem Symposium veröffentlicht. Wenn Sie Einblicke über die Forschungsergebnisse des zweitägigen Workshops erhalten möchten, finden Sie den Artikel auf dieser Seite.

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